The Potherb fameflower (Talinum fruticosum) belongs to Portulaceae (the Purslane family). It is an annual or a perennial herb that is native to tropical America. Today, it is widely cultivated in the tropics as a leafy vegetable. The stems are upright, well-branched, and can reach 30-100 cm in height. The leaves alternate from oblanceolate to obovate. Racemes or small inflorescences are borne on the tips of the branches and bloom from magenta to pink to white. The leaves are high in vitamins and minerals, but they are also high in oxalic acid, so you need to be careful about your intake.